As if we need another reason to gobble up those summer strawberries. New research has shown that consuming flavonoid rich foods (such as strawberries) every day can reduce your risk of diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and cancer. The study found that mice fed the equivalent of 37 strawberries a day had less incidences of this diseases.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Compote is very versitile. Serve it with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, angelfood cake, pound cake, pancakes, waffles or even cornbread!! Don't knock it till you try it!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
These are Lemon cucumbers. I love these guys. They're really unusual as they are round and yellow. They taste lovely. I usually eat them just like an apple. Yummy!
This is the lone Tasty Green cucumber. I hope it survives. It's a long Japanese cucumber. I've grown this one before and it's very tasty.
These guys are Boston Pickling cucumbers. Right now they're being shaded out by the celery. I'll have to tie the celery stalks to give the cucumbers more sunshine. So far they're holding their own.
Monday, June 27, 2011
This week's harvest is still greens. I harvested more of the spinach, arugula and mustard greens. The first run of arugula is bolting so I pulled them out and the second batch will go in soon.
A few more Swiss chard stems were harvested. The plants are looking good and producing heavily!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
This bed includes more Baby Bok Choy and Red Choi Pac Choi.
The peas seem to be doing really well in our cool spring weather. Here's the shelling peas. There are lots of peas on the vines. I'm letting them plump up a bit before harvesting. It's hard waiting. I love those shelling peas!!
The snap peas are also flourishing. They, however, were ready for harvesting.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Does anyone know how long refrigerator pickles last? I found a jar of Pickled Green Tomatoes (Tomolives) that I made last September. I opened them up and found no obvious signs of ickiness. I even tasted one of the pickles and they still taste delicious. I'm not sure how this jar escaped being seen for all these months. Of course they've been sitting on the top shelf of the refrigerator this whole time.
The arugula, spinach and Osaka purple mustards were also ready for another harvest.